New Year’s Eve Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

When it comes to wedding favors, I think most couples have gotten the message by now that most people probably don’t want that personalized (to the couple) tree ornament or picture frame. All the weddings I’ve been to in the last several years have had edible favors, a donation in-lieu, or foregone the tradition altogether. Candy or dessert bars with take-home baggies are another really popular option. I’m all for these options because they’re not overly costly, and you’re not sticking your guests with dove salt and pepper shakers that they will accidently-on-purpose leave behind.

I liked the idea of favors just because I knew I could come up with something fun that tied in with the New Year’s theme.

After searching through Pinterest, I eventually settled on my favourite idea: Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors!

Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

Chocolate-dipped fortune cookie wedding favors seemed like a great fit for a New Year’s Eve wedding! I ordered my custom fortune cookies from KCFortuneCookieFactory.com. I was really happy with the whole process and customer service was super responsive when I had questions. The chocolate-dipped fortune cookies stay fresh for up to 6 weeks, so we ordered ours to arrive 2 weeks early, and they came right on schedule. The cookies were well packaged and not a single cookie arrived broken.

But the most important thing was that these were some decadent fortune cookies. These weren’t your usual, stale Chinese take-out fortune cookies. Nope. These cookies were thicker and sweeter than the typical fortune cookie, and they were coated with a nice layer of thick chocolate.

Bonus? Including shipping to Canada, each fortune cookie favor came out to only $0.77 each. Even individual truffles can’t beat that deal!

But what made these fortune cookies really unique was that we were able to create our own fortunes with a personalized message on the back. We printed Thank You tags on cardstock and stapled them to the packages.

Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

The back of each fortune read: Best wishes from the new Mr. & Mrs. Love, Mike and Jill

New Year's Eve Wedding Favors

We included our wedding date as the ‘lucky numbers’.

New Year's Eve Wedding Favors

And the fortunes we came up with were:

  • You’re going to have the best year yet. Happy New Year!
  • A thrilling time is in your immediate future! Cheers!
  • 2016 or bust! Happy New Year!
  • Great things await you in 2016! You are wonderful! POP! FIZZ! CLINK!
  • Great things await you in 2016! Your future is sweet as a cookie. POP! FIZZ! CLINK!
  • 2016 is your year! You have the attitude of a winner. Happy New Year!
  • Just be yourself. You are wonderful! Cheers!
  • Something wonderful is about to happen. Happy New Year!
  • Fortune in love favours the brave. POP! FIZZ! CLINK!
  • Do it now! Today will be yesterday tomorrow. Cheers to 2016!
  • Stop waiting! Buy that ticket. Take that special trip! Happy New Year!
  • Your ingenuity will bring fine results. Cheers!
  • You are the life of any party! Eat, drink & hit the dance floor. Cheers to 2016!
  • You give power to what you give attention to. POP! FIZZ! CLINK!
  • Have a drink. You deserve it! Happy New Year!

Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

Vegan almond butter cookies & ice cream sandwiches

Lately it seems like everyone has been hit with a little case of the blues. Maybe it’s the weather, since after finally getting a taste of summer, we’re back to chilly mornings and gloomy skies. I know I’ve been feeling pretty run down. Work has been a bit more stressful, the apartment has been a little too messy, and I can’t seem to pull myself out of this funk. Even our cat, Josie, seems like life just totally bums her out.

There are a few things that go a long way towards making me feel better; healthy food, exercise, relaxation and lots of sleep make all the difference in my mood and energy. Sometimes though, after a few days of feeling like life has beaten me up, I just don’t have it in me to make my batch of green smoothies. Sometimes I have absolutely zero desire to work out, and even setting the PVR seems like too much work. You know what I need on those days? Cookies. IceCream-Sandwich Yep, sometimes all I want are some warm cookies, my comfy clothes and a good veg. No, not a vegetable. When the blahs hit and you don’t want to do anything else, just mix up a batch of these dense and chewy Almond Butter Cookies. You’ll get it all together tomorrow. For today, there are cookies. Even better, use your cookies to make ice cream sandwiches. Don’t you feel better already?

Almond Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions: In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch with water until dissolved (this is your egg replacement). Add, along with almond butter, to large bowl, and mix well. Using a spoon, drop dough on greased baking sheet and form cookies with 2″ diameter. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

 
For ice cream sandwiches, whip up some One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream.
 

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